LOME SUMMIT- TOGO
’’SIDE EVENT ON AFRICAN MARITIME INTERESTS”
"The involvement of Authentic Interests of African maritime Industry :
An asset for optimizing the security issue and the development of blue economy"
Lomé, Togo, 13 October 2016: “The economic value of the Blue Economy for Africa is estimated at over one trillion US Dollars, with hundreds of thousands of job opportunities for young African women and men”. Although exports and imports are processed through our oceans, seas and waterways, we are not receiving the requiste benefits, including the jobs.”
Lomé, Togo, 11 October 2016: Members of the Permanent Representative Committee (PRC) of the African Union (AU) began meeting in the Extraordinary Summit of the Assembly on Maritime Security, Safety and Development on 11 October 2016, in Lomé, Republic of Togo. The members of the PRC examined the Draft African Union Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development and recommended it for further consideration by the Executive Council and subsequent adoption by the Summit.
Lomé, Togo, 15 October 2016: African Heads of State and Government have adopted and signed the African Charter on Maritime Security, Safety and Development on Saturday, 15 October 2016 at the Extraordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government. The adoption of the Charter followed recommendations for its adoption made by the Permanent Representatives Committee (PRC) and the Executive Council Sessions, which were held from 11-14 October 2016.